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Dr. James Schneider is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon whose interests include orthopaedic trauma, fracture care, and sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston and served as a team physician for the Boston Celtics.

Dr. Schneider is the team physician for several local high schools and colleges.

  • Bachelor of Science: Siena College, Loudonville, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: State University of New York Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • Medical Society of the County of Albany
  • National Board of Medical Examiners
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Albany Medical College: Clinical Assistant Professor
  • University at Albany, State University of New York
  • The local experts at The Bone & Joint Center, a leading orthopedic practice in the region, have observed a significant uptick in injuries correlating with the surging popularity of pickleball. This trend mirrors recent findings from insurance carriers and analysts, indicating a parallel increase in pickleball-related injuries on a national scale. In response to the growing concern, the practice's experts have formulated comprehensive guidelines aimed at promoting safety and injury prevention among pickleball enthusiasts.

  • “Dr. Schneider gave great suggestions to try and manage pain.”
    – Robbyann G.
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  • “I have found the staff and Doctor Schneider to be helpful, professional, and friendly. I was in a vulnerable position, and the doctor and staff helped with diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up paperwork in a timely manner. I was hurt on Christmas Eve and needed my short-term disability paperwork turned in and found a staff named Remy to be very helpful. Thank you again to the team.”
    – Michael B.
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  • “Dr. Schneider provided me with an alternative treatment trying to avoid a surgical procedure. I am hopeful and confident the treatment will work. His patience and knowledge are appreciated.”
    – Arthur S.
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